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Maine is 22nd State to Protect Pregnant Women from Shackling

July 8, 2015
Today, Maine joins 21 states and the District of Columbia in enacting legal protections for pregnant women in prison and jail with a statute that bans shackling during labor and childbirth, limits shackling at all other times, and also respects women’s privacy and informs them of their rights. LD...
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Need a Better Method of Birth Control?

July 8, 2015
Good news! If you recently signed up for health insurance, NOW is the perfect time to talk to your doctor about the best contraceptive method for YOU. Birth control is basic health care for women. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, all prescribed methods must now be covered, at no additional cost...
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Breastfeeding: Here, There, Everywhere

July 2, 2015
This past Sunday I joined other dozens of mothers for San Diego Day to Normalize Breastfeeding at Kellogg Park in beautiful La Jolla. Yes, it’s the day to “normalize” breastfeeding, not to “protect” breastfeeding. I used to believe that breastfeeding is something that needs to be protected, until a recent trip to Taiwan. I called the island home for 20 years, but I have not visited the “home” for a long time. I was surprised by what I saw during this trip.
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Congress wants to cut Medicaid. Moms can’t let them!!!

July 1, 2015
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act decision, we need to keep the healthcare victories rolling by bringing our powerful voices to Congress! Right now, negotiations over the federal budget are starting to heat up and some members of Congress are trying to quietly make major cuts to the critically important health coverage that Medicaid provides to kids, women, and families. We can’t let this happen!
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What do we do after antibiotics?

July 1, 2015
Science Writer Maryn McKenna gave an excellent TedTalk about the looming antibiotics crisis, how we got here and what comes next. This is what I learned.
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Quick signature to help the uninsured in NC!

July 1, 2015
Woop! Woop! Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that eligible healthcare customers—including 450,000 North Carolinans—can continue to receive financial assistance in buying health coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act. This is great news! While those North Carolinians can now breathe a...
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Maine Says No to Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison

June 29, 2015
Maine could soon become the first state in 2015 to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison. The bill against shackling is a priority for the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom and an integral part of the ACLU of Maine ‘s focus on criminal justice reform. Twenty-one other states and the...
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Joy and Hope, Courage and Strength

June 28, 2015
I still cannot believe that I am married in 50 states. When my wife and I married, nearly nine years ago, we did so in the only place where it was legal. It was still a really big deal when the pastor said, "By the power vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts..." And today the echo of...
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Everything You Wanted to Know About the Budget Threats to Medicaid

June 26, 2015
There are major Congressional budget negotiations and threats coming our way, especially targeting Medicaid and healthcare. Read our Q & A to learn more about what is happening!
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Great BREAKING news: Healthcare is here to stay!

June 25, 2015
We won! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor the Affordable Care Act , keeping the financial assistance that keeps health insurance affordable under King v. Burwell! Over 10,000 MomsRising members like YOU signed on to our People’s Brief to stand with the millions of Americans whose healthcare was...
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